TG/HDL Ratio Associated With Burden of CAD on Cardiac Catheterization
In a recent research study, Einstein-Montefiore Heart Center investigators evaluated whether a triglyceride (TG)/high-density lipoprotein (HDL) ratio at or above 3.5, a potential marker of a pre-diabetic state, was associated with the burden of coronary artery disease on cardiac catheterization.
Researchers reviewed cases of over 150 patients who had a cardiac catheterization after presenting to the emergency room with symptoms of unstable angina and no known history of coronary artery disease. Results of the study demonstrated that a TG/HDL ratio greater than or equal to 3.5 was associated with an increased burden of coronary artery disease.
Renal Function Markers Associated With Burden of CAD on Cardiac Catheterization
Einstein-Montefiore researchers are evaluating whether non-creatinine-based markers of renal function are associated with the burden of coronary artery disease on cardiac catheterization.